Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Good times

As you can imagine, it's been a pretty good couple of days around here. We're all walking around with goofy grins on our faces. Not a bad way to end a rather tumultuous year. (Now if only the Senate maintains its stance on the Patriot Act....)

Of course we spent some time today reading our own press (what can I say, it's not every day that our cases make international news). Here are a few:

From the York Daily Record (who really has done an amazing job covering the trial.) Best of all, we get one last ID-related column from Mike Argneto!

New board isn't planning appeal

Design knocked out: Some hoping for wide impact

Judge: Ex-members lied in testimony

Smackdown in evolution ruling (Mike Argento's column)

From the New York Times

A very thoughtful editorial by Bruce Feiler. I definitely recommend it.
Teach, Don't Preach, the Bible


Judge Rejects Teaching Intelligent Design


This has a fun quote from Bill Buckingham, who Judge Jones accused of being less than truthful, shall we say.

Mr. Buckingham said he "answered the questions the way they asked them." He called the decision "ludicrous" and said, "I think Judge Jones ought to be ashamed of himself."


From the Harrisburg Patriot News:
Historic ruling orders Dover to rescind policy

This has an even better quote from Buckingham.

Contacted at his home in Mount Airy, N.C., Buckingham said of Jones: "If he says I'm a liar, he's a liar. I would love to be in a room one on one with him, with cameras. I would like to ask him where it says in the Constitution that there is a separation of church and state. If someone violated the Constitution, it was the Supreme Court when it said there was a separation of church and state, and Judge Jones.

"It's one thing to lose playing by the rules. It's another thing to lose by having things taken away unjustly, and that's what happened in Dover."


I particularly enjoyed the "If he says I'm a liar, he's a liar" part. Brings back fond memories of arguing with my brother. When we were in elementary school.

It's pretty clear at this point that there will be no appeal. The new board president said that the school board would not appeal, and the school board's attorneys, the Thomas More Law Center, said they would not appeal unless directed to by the school board.

And thanks for all the congratulations, by the way. We've made sure the attorneys in the case have received them. Hopefully they'll now be able to get some well-deserved rest.

Sara in Philly

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contacted at his home in Mount Airy, N.C., Buckingham said of Jones: "If he says I'm a liar, he's a liar. I would love to be in a room one on one with him, with cameras. I would like to ask him where it says in the Constitution that there is a separation of church and state. If someone violated the Constitution, it was the Supreme Court when it said there was a separation of church and state, and Judge Jones.

"It's one thing to lose playing by the rules. It's another thing to lose by having things taken away unjustly, and that's what happened in Dover."

WHY is this crazy man not in jail...or a gated mental facility?

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Alan Mick said...

WHY is this crazy man not in jail...or a gated mental facility?

Because he enjoys the privliges (actually rights) of the First Amendment!

(Purjury is, of course not covered, but my understanding is, it is very rarly prosecuted. If you know the witness is lying the most expedient punishment is to deny him credability, which is what Judge Jones did.)

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a shame...that they don't prosecute.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Nasty Little Man said...

"Prosecutor seeks perjury evidence"
http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1135248153247780.xml&coll=1

I know the url will extend out of sight but if you highlight and drag across it, you can get the whole thing, copy it, and then paste it into your browser.

Or you can just go to pennlive.com, go to the Patriot News, click "more stories" under the "top news" heading, and you'll see it.

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The York newspapers should definitely be commended for the fantastic coverage, and the courage of their reporters.

Argento's columns were always memorable and incisive.

A big hurrah for journalism doing what it is supposed to do, and doing it excellently!

11:14 PM  

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